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The Dirtbag on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gardening

The Dirtbag on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert devote the next two month's shows to some summer gardening basics: composting, watering, weeding, care during hot weather, potted plants...and your questions.

Also, a primer on the when, where and why of summer pruning of fruit trees. And the Plant of the Month for July is green beans.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag on 06/13/12

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome (back) Steven Cohen, who manages food policy and programs for the city of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. He will talk about the recently updated city code that deals with farming and food distribution within Portland city limits. If you have questions about what and where you can grow things (like in the parking strip), and how many (like chickens), give a listen and then call in.

Our Plant (or plants, this time) of the Month are gooseberries and currants.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag on 05/09/12

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

It's May, and that means it's prime planting time. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of planting and growing vegetables vertically. Plant of the Month is cucumbers. And in the What's Happening in the Honey Bee Hive this month, the topic is swarming!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 04/11/12

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The weather is warming, but is it time to plant? Plant of the month: plums.

Join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert. We can finally start getting serious about planting all sorts of veggies and fruits. But how do you know when it's time to plant what? Are the books and pundits right? Listen in for the cold--and warm--truth. The Plant of the Month is plums, both European and Japanese varieties, so tune in to find out the difference and get our picks.

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 03/14/12

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Jerry Shroyer talks fruit tree grafting and host Glen Andresen talks composting.

It's time for grafting fruit trees, and veteran fruit tree grafter Jerry Shroyer with the Home Orchard Society will join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about the big Fruit Propagation Fair that is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 17 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.

Plus, a discussion of how easy it is to start composting your yard debris and kitchen veggie and fruit trimmings.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz; 2) a new Plant of the Month: PEAS; 3) What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening and composting questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 02/08/12

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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Siting and preparing the soil for your new vegetable garden or fruit orchard

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle timely February garden tasks, including siting a new vegetable garden or fruit orchard, soil preparation, timing and more.

As always, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; a new Plant of the Month: Cornelian cherry; What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers  to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

 

The Dirtbag on 01/11/12

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert take on the topic of dormant pruning

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle another timely topic: dormant pruning. If your fruit trees are about the size you want them, now is NOT the time to prune--that would be mid-summer. But if your fruit trees are too big, need some shaping help, or tend to overbear one year and not the next, then tune in for some practical advice on pruning. Plus a discussion of new and exciting fruit and veggie varieties, garden catalogs, and upcoming gardening events and classes.

As always, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; a new Plant of the Month: cabbage; What's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers  to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 12/14/11

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Wed, 12/14/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit tree chill requirements; gardening gift ideas; winter harvesting

Baby, it's cold outside, and that's the perfect opportunity for host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert to talk about chill hour requirements for fruit trees. Also, what's being harvested from your garden in December? Plus some gardening gift ideas, including tools and books.

As always, there will be 1) a new Garden Stumper quiz, 2) a new Plant of the Month: medlar, 3) what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and 4) answers  to your gardening questions (or at least an attempt).

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 11/09/11

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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fall-bearing fruits, persimmons, plus a new segment: what's going on in the honey bee hive now.

Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about fall-bearing fruits such as persimmons, jujubes, and pineapple guava. Also, a plea to not let those leaves go to waste--a discussion of ways gardeners can use those free leaves in the garden. Plus, a new segment: "What's happening in the hive this month?"--a look at the goings-on inside and out of a honey bee hive this time of year.

And, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, Plant of the Month (persimmons), and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper

March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper quiz

QUESTION: What apple varieties get pollinated by Gravenstein apple trees?

ANSWER: None! Gravenstein's are triploid, meaning they have three sets of chromosomes. If you want to get apples on your gravenstein tree, you will need to have another apple variety within bee range. And here's the tricky part, if you want to get apples on the second tree, your will need a THIRD apple variety within bee range to pollinate it!

 

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